Personal Finance

Personal Finance
Contrary to the HMRC's old Hector advert, dealing with tax can be very taxing indeed. Picture: REX/Shutterstock

Jenny Ross: It’s time to tackle your tax return

‘Tax doesn’t have to be taxing’ – so goes HMRC’s famous slogan. But despite the reassuring voices of Adam Hart-Davis and Moira Stuart repeating the mantra in the long-running ad campaign, I expect many of us remain unconvinced. In fact, Hart-Davis himself later criticised the tax system for being too complex.

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Martin Lewis: It’s time you had an economy drive

Petrol prices are up, car insurance prices are up, breakdown costs are up – but don’t let it get you down. There are many ways to slash the cost of motoring. As we don’t get an annual bill for our car, the cost just comes in dribs and drabs, few people focus on it – even though that bill would likely be thousands. This means the savings can be huge.

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What does this year have in store for consumers?

James Walker: My crystal ball says the fightback begins here

Last year, Resolver helped sort out over 2 million complaints for free. I’m massively proud that we were able to help so many people. And those complaints can also give us some clues about the things that we’ll be seeing in 2019. So without further ado, I’m peering into the Resolver crystal ball to give you our predictions for the things that will be on our minds in the year ahead.

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The dreaded credit card statement come January could see you facing a headache even worse  than the Hogmanay hangover. Picture: PA

Warren Shute: Get ready to face the morning after

The New Year is just over a week away and your wallet has probably taken a beating in the run-up to Christmas. As you prepare for Santa’s arrival you might already be dreading the “morning after” – “Blue Monday” and the arrival of the credit card statement in a few weeks.

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Patrick McGoochan's Prisoner would be disappointed to learn that he is in fact a number when it comes to credit ratings

Martin Lewis: Don’t get locked in to a bad credit rating

‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’ I’m afraid not, you’re a number – when it comes to credit scoring anyway. The famous cry for help of the eponymous Prisoner from the cult 1960s TV show of the 1960, could have been written for today’s world of mass computer assessed finance.

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